An Advanced Treatment Option For Rapid Pain Relief
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses advanced technologies to treat injuries and provide rapid pain relief. This technology has been improved upon since the mid-1980s and is now available at Aspire Physiotherapy.
We proudly use the EMS Swiss DolorClast shockwave technology, known to be one of the best in the world in terms of efficacy.
Shockwave goes by a few different names, including, Radial Shockwave Treatment, Radial Pressure Wave Therapy, Focus Wave Therapy, or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT).
These treatments are all basically the same with only a few slight differences, but we will refer to them here under the umbrella term, shockwave therapy.
Regenerative Healing: How Shockwave Works
Shockwave works at a cellular level. It stimulates cells in the bones, muscles, and tissues triggering their natural ability to repair themselves.
It is this ability to cause the cells to regenerate that makes it useful for almost all of the musculoskeletal injuries or issues commonly dealt with. By actually repairing damaged cells, patients are able to recover from their ailments!
A radial shock wave (acoustic waves) is a single acoustic pressure pulse applied to injured tissue that initiates your body’s repair sequence. The shock waves cause an increase in blood circulation, the activation of stem cells, and a reduction of pain felt by the nerves.
In short, shockwave activates your self-healing process!
Shockwave treatment also increases the creation of nitric oxide, which assists in reducing inflammatory cells in an injured area, removes scar-tissue, and promotes the development of new blood vessels to supply higher blood flow to the affected area. It also stimulates new nerve cell growth and tissue healing. It really does a lot in a short period of time!
Conditions Successfully Treated
If you are in pain and are ready to get proactive and do something about it, there’s a great chance radial shockwave therapy will be able to help you. Shockwave therapy has a statistically high rate of success for patients to see noticeable improvement or recovery.
It can be used to eliminate pain-causing calcium deposits all over the body.
Therapy also works well to heal the tissues and alleviate the pain associated with plantar fasciitis (the most common cause of heel pain) with 90% of those patients seeing improvements.
Some of the conditions it can effectively treat include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Back pain
- Rotator cuff tendinitis and shoulder pain
- Shin splints
- Tennis elbow/frozen shoulder/jumpers knee
- Hip/knee/shoulder bursitis
- Chronic conditions
- Scar tissue
- Patellar tendonitis
- Soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions
- Tight muscles
- And many more…
Frequently Asked Questions
How many shockwave therapy treatments do I need?
The number of shockwave therapy treatments will depend largely on your age and your injury. Some people feel better after one treatment while most people feel better by the fifth treatment. Our golden rule is three (to maximize the effectiveness of your shockwave treatments, we ask that patients commit to a minimum of three treatments).
Is Shockwave Painful?
Most people tolerate shockwave therapy well and only experience slight discomfort during the treatment process. Your physiotherapist can always turn down the intensity if it becomes too much to bear.
What is the cost of shockwave therapy?
The cost of shockwave therapy really depends on where you go for treatment. Our therapy is very affordable and covered by most extended health Insurance plans that cover physiotherapy will cover shockwave therapy as well.
What to expect for a shockwave treatment?
Your therapist will determine the precise location therapy needs to be administered and apply gel to the area. A machine will then be used to administer the sound waves. The duration of treatment depends on the size of the area being covered, but for smaller areas, treatment may only take as little as 5 to 10 minutes.
What are The Benefits of Shockwave Therapy?
- Shockwave therapy is 100% non-Invasive.
- You don’t have to worry about serious side effects.
- Treatment will provide some immediate relief.
- Treatment is cost-effective with proven results.
When should I consider having a shockwave?
It’s always a good time to consider shockwave therapy. If you feel like you’ve tried everything and nothing helps, or if you’re looking for an alternative to a surgical procedure then it’s definitely time to give shockwave therapy a try. With high success rates, there’s no reason not to!
Shockwave treatments can help you get your life back today. We understand how difficult it can be living every day in chronic pain and we want to help. Call us to book an appointment so we can start the healing process and you can start feeling relief as soon as possible.